If the Cardinals want to get back to their winning ways, one of the things they will have to turn around the most is their running game. As we have stated many times before, once that gets going at a more productive pace, the quarterback position will magically look better.
The Cards had the same thing in mind when they took running back Ryan Williams in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft two seasons ago. An explosive runner, Williams was supposed to add a dynamic skillset to the backfield that would compliment the bruising play of Beanie Wells nicely.
So far, that hasn't been the case. Williams missed his entire rookie season after tearing his patella tendon in the preseason. Then, he fractured his shoulder in 2012 just four games in.
Darren Urban caught up with Williams, who has been at the training facility this offseason more than any other player trying to get himself healthy. It doesn't seem that the young Virginia Tech runner is ready to give up yet.
"People can say what they want to say, feel how they feel," Williams told Urban. "I don't want anybody on my side. I know they are going to talk, say what they will say, and that's cool. I don't need anybody on my side. I need all those doubters, I need all those haters."
Ryan Williams on the track to recovery from second season-ending injury
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